Residents along 87th Street from Somerset Drive to Nall Avenue have requested the City consider traffic calming for their street. For details related to our traffic calming program, click here.
The traffic calming process is a resident driven process done in conjunction with the Public Works Department and the Police Department. Based on initial speed and traffic volume data obtained, the City thinks it is appropriate to move forward with a project as described in the Traffic Calming Program.
The initial petition will be circulated soon and if 30% of the residents are in favor of traffic calming then a formal study will be conducted to determine if 87th Street meets the programs minimum qualifications. If 87th Street qualifies for traffic calming then residents will help determine solutions and will hold a neighborhood meeting at that time. After the neighborhood meeting there would be a final petition, requiring 60% approval. The final step is council approval.
November 12, 2019 -
After the initial petition was successful TranSystems performed the actual Traffic Calming Study. See the link below to the final study.
After the study was completed and traffic calming was warranted City Staff met with residents and then held a public meeting in May of 2019 to discuss solutions. Based on that meeting the proposed solutions and a Second neighborhood petition was circulated.
On Monday, November 18 City Council will consider approval of the installation of these measures.